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Jan 9, 2015 | News Story
This week, City Hall reached a tentative $248 million contract deal with IUOE Locals 891 and 94, which represent public school custodians, firemen, and  stationary engineers. If approved, Local 891's agreement would cover the period between January of 2008 and December of 2015.  Local 94's contract would cover the period between October of 2007 and October of 2016.
Jan 5, 2015 | News Story
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Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO wishes you a Happy Chanukkah, a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year. 2014 has been filled with a number of great victories, including the beginning of contract settlements for city workers, the expansion of Paid Sick Leave, and new strides to organize workers to help combat the income disparities that have affected working people...
Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Student Employees at the New School (SENS) and the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) delivered petitions for representation by United Auto Workers Local 2110 to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  The two groups, representing over 3,000 Graduate School Student Workers, announced that a majority of
Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
This past Tuesday ALIGN, along with the Blue Green Alliance, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, the National AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council, held a forum to address important climate issues while also creating good jobs for New Yorkers.  The forum marked the release of the Climate Works for All report which sets forth a
Dec 12, 2014 | News Story
This morning, the Worker Institute at Cornell hosted a labor breakfast forum entitled "Shaping Labor's Message: A Conversation with the National AFL-CIO Director of Communications, Eric W. Hauser".  The breakfast, which was co-sponsored by the Central Labor Council and the Metro NY Labor Communications Council, provided an opportunity for attendees to hear updates about National AFL-CIO messaging...
Dec 12, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proposed a wage increase for workers at the region’s three major airports.  Members of Unite Here Local 100 have been pushing for a $10.10 minimum wage for all airport workers. Months ago, the Port Authority agreed to increase wages for workers at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports, but the rule did not apply to the roughly 7,000...
Dec 12, 2014 | News Story
This week, hundreds of horse carriage supporters gathered at City Hall for an afternoon rally, supporting the workers and protesting Councilman Danny Dromm's measure to outlaw the iconic industry. The carriage drivers are members of Teamsters Local 553.
 
Nov 21, 2014 | News Story
The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Deborah E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize.  The award is named for Deborah Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city's working men and women. The $500 prize will be awarded for the best article or series of articles published in a labor or worker center...
Nov 19, 2014 | News Story
Wouldn’t it be amazing if working families gathered together on Black Friday and sent a message to the country’s largest employer that its workers deserve a living wage and full-time work? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, and you can be a part of it. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world, and the Walton family, owners of the company, has more wealth than 43% of...